glumelike

glume

[gloom]
noun Botany.
one of the characteristic chafflike bracts of the inflorescence of grasses, sedges, etc., especially one of the pair of bracts at the base of a spikelet.

Origin:
1570–80; < Latin glūma husk enclosing a cereal grain, probably equivalent to glūb(ere) to strip the bark from + *-sma noun suffix

glumelike, adjective
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glume (ɡluːm)
 
n
1.  botany one of a pair of dry membranous bracts at the base of the spikelet of grasses
2.  the bract beneath each flower in a sedge or related plant
 
[C18: from Latin glūma husk of corn; related to Latin glūbere to remove the bark from]
 
glu'maceous
 
adj
 
'glumelike
 
adj

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glume   (glm)  Pronunciation Key 
One of the two chaffy bracts at the base of a grass spikelet.
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